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Stacey Brooks

  • Couple’s Taylor Swift-inspired baby announcement goes viral

    Baby announcements must be tough to come up with.
  • Just a joke? This time Joan Rivers has gone too far

    Comedian Joan Rivers has refused to apologize after comparing living in her daughter’s guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Ohio. On the “Today” show this week Rivers said, “Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space.” Not only would Rivers not apologize, but she fired back with more insults […]
  • Short Takes: Are you throwing out money when you trash expired Groupons?

    Wallet Watcher Alicia Markham has one goal: To help you live life better for less. Alicia is our deals expert at News/Talk 92.3 KTAR and she says people are throwing away money when they toss their unused expired deal coupons (from Groupon, Living Social, Deal Chicken, etc). In this week’s edition of Short Takes she […]
  • Flat on my back but still getting support

    I've been flat on my back for a few days now.
  • Short Takes: Will the Sydney games spoil Opening Day for the Diamondbacks?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks opened Major League Baseball's season in Australia against the Los Angeles Dodgers in late March. They were considered the "home" team and lost both games.
  • Short Takes: Is it offensive for a business to play Christian music?

    I found an interesting post on Bob McClay’s personal Facebook page. Bob is the co-host of Arizona’s Morning News Weekend on News/Talk 92.3 KTAR. Bob said that he had been speaking with the manager of the Chick-fil-A in Scottsdale, and she said that Chick-fil-As can still play instrumental Christian music, but the company has issued […]
  • Body doubles & CGI can’t bring Paul Walker back to life

    Shooting has resumed on "Fast & Furious 7," and now we're learning exactly how the late Paul Walker will remain in the film.
  • Short Takes: Could Jodi Arias eventually be freed?

    Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in May for the 2008 killing of her one-time boyfriend Travis Alexander, but jurors couldn't reach a decision on a sentence.
  • Let me guess, you’re going to be Irish for a day

    It’s always amusing to me that on March 17th so many people decide to become Irish for a day. According to a new survey, 97 percent of Americans plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in one form or another. Forty-one percent of them will be spending the night out with friends at a bar or […]
  • Short Takes: How do you get young children into fishing?

    Short Takes is where you get to ask any of our hosts about something in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. Get Outdoors with Mike Russell is a brand new show on News/Talk 92.3 KTAR. It airs on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Eric Stein emailed shorttakes@ktar.com wanting to know the best […]
  • Short Takes: Why our police officers should be more appreciated

    It was a tough week in the Valley, as a Phoenix police officer was killed in the line of duty. John Hobbs, a 21-year veteran of the department, was working undercover while serving a felony arrest warrant near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. A second officer shot in the incident, Albert Jacob Casados, has […]
  • Ellen’s star-powered selfie at the Oscars gets 2 million retweets

    I’ve only taken one selfie in my life, and I never posted it on social media. I honestly think I’d need a lesson first on how to take a good selfie. There is an art to it, you know. Just ask Kim Kardashian. I’ve got to give major props to Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres for […]
  • Short Takes: The Oscars 2014 Edition

    Bruce St. James shares his choices for best picture, actor and actress at the Academy Awards.
  • TODAY anchors dare to bare on ‘No Makeup Monday’

    If you missed it this morning, it was a "No Makeup Monday" for the cast of the ‘Today' show. The anchors debuted their bare faces for a special segment of their "Love Your Selfie" series.
  • Short Takes: How will the D-backs be different this year?

    Short Takes is where you get to ask any of our hosts about something in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. Fred Sanders emailed a question to shorttakes@ktar.com. With spring training around the corner, Fred wanted to know what Dave Burns, of the Burns and Gambo show on Arizona Sports now […]
  • Guess he wasn’t covered under COBRA

    Let me see if I have this straight. A Pentecostal preacher believed that a poisonous snakebite would not harm him as long as he was anointed by God’s power. When he got bitten over the weekend, he refused care, sending paramedics away. An hour later he was dead. I’m talking about Jamie Coots, the pastor […]
  • Short Takes: Is Valentine’s Day overrated?

    Short Takes is where you get to ask any of our hosts a question about something in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. Lisa Stevens tweeted a question for Jayme West, Afternoon News Anchor with Mac & Gaydos on News/Talk 92.3 KTAR. Lisa wanted to know whether Jayme is a fan […]
  • Winter Olympics talk is about everything but athletes

    The Winter Olympics have begun, but I have yet to talk to one person who's particularly interested.
  • Short Takes: Were you surprised NBC pushed Jay Leno out?

    Short Takes is where you get to ask any of our hosts about something in the news and they'll give you their take on it.
  • Budweiser scores a touchdown with ‘A Hero’s Welcome’

    For me, the Super Bowl is all about the halftime show and commercials. And let’s be honest, this year’s game was a blowout anyway. Although I wasn’t a fan of seeing so many of the commercials ahead of time, there were quite a few worth watching again. What I’ve realized is that I’m a sucker […]